"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."

Jorges Luis Borges

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The Book Bin also deals in rare and antiquarian books, a selection of which is available on ABEbooks and ebay, as well as Amazon.

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Book Bin Reading Challenge 2016

Were happy to announce the Book Bin Reading Challenge 2016! Challenge yourself to read more, find new writers and subjects to enjoy. And earn prizes, too!

Interested? Come by the Book Bin, ask for a challenge form and get started, or print a challenge form out at home and start reading!

The first raffle drawing will be April 30 on National Independent Bookstore Day, and any book you’ve read so far this year may be applied toward the challenge.

There are two challenge forms: one for adults and young adults, and one for readers of picture and chapter books. More instructions are on the challenge form, and if you have questions, please feel free to contact us.



Independent Bookstore Day

12 hours of events at both our Salem and our Corvallis locations! A complete schedule of events can be seen here!

Raffles for free books!

Special releases available for purchase, including a coloring book of Neil Gaiman stories and a signed short book by Ann Patchett!! First come first serve.

Salem events include:

Meet and talk to authors Carola Dunn, Bill Cameron, David Barker, Jordan Hofer, Adam Gallardo and Gina Ochsner!

Wear a costume to be in our parade!

Submit a zombie survival plan any time until Bookstore Day to our zombie expert!

Come down the night before at 7 p.m. for the Last Friday Poetry Group and open mic!

The drawing for our Reading Challenge winner!

Scavenger hunts!

Play board games!

Meet our book clubs!

Coloring contests for kids and adults!

Tour our Rare Book Room!

Write a thank you card to your favorite author!

Book trivia!

Kids recommends – fill out a label for your favorite book to tell people why they should read it!

Stay tuned for Corvallis events!